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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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04/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10133344
TSB ID: V171701 2012855

17 17 01 july 5, 2017 2012855 supersedes technical bulletin 17-16-02 (v171602) dated april 29, 2016 due to updated oil standards lists to current specifications. engine oils which meet volkswagen oil quality standards
04/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10133485
TSB ID: V461703 2015173

Updated to include additional models and model year applicability.
04/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10133484
TSB ID: V461702 2010245

Updated to include additional models and model year applicability.
04/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10133464
TSB ID: Service Xpress -

Added "limited" to title. removed 2.0l turbo: dgua engine information.
12/14/17 NHTSA ID: 10125663
TSB ID: TT 011503

Update to expand fuel testing for lean dtcs.
12/14/17 Engine NHTSA ID: 10125695
TSB ID: 3CN065760MA inst

Remote start installation instructions
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04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133469
TSB ID: TT001703

Tip for scan tool concerns that may occur duing a test plan
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133487
TSB ID: V871714 2043704

Updated to include additional models and model year applicability.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133470
TSB ID: TT271703

Information to assist with preventing calibration errors
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133471
TSB ID: TT271704

Information to look for aftermarket sensor repairs.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133472
TSB ID: TT271705

J428 adaptation to address loss of function after repairs
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133477
TSB ID: TT911707

diagnostics for the roof mounted antenna
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133478
TSB ID: TT911708

Tips to address mib2 infotainment functionality concerns
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133479
TSB ID: TT911709

Tip to address mib2 infotainment functionality at vehicle start up
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133473
TSB ID: TT571701

Information to program climate control settings using remote start.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133475
TSB ID: TT911613

Updated diagnostic direction to address new concerns in regards to apply carplay connection on mibii equipped vehicles. update models and model year applicability.
04/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133476
TSB ID: TT911706

Tip to address antennae issues in conjunction with dtcs b10f411, b105413
04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133465
TSB ID: Service Xpress -

New document
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04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133461
TSB ID: Scheduled Mainte

Additional maintenance section: added: (1.4l jetta only) to "coolant pump toothed belt: check at 150,000 miles, then every 20,000 miles" and "timing belt: check at 150,000 miles, then every 20,000 miles"
04/16/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10133480
TSB ID: TT961701

Tip for newer style keys/kessy system for verification of mechanical function, prior to programming attempts.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128105
TSB ID: Elsa 6-29-15

This document contains the vw elsa newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, tech tips, campaigns, updates, and suggestions.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128104
TSB ID: Elsa 6-22-15

This document contains the vw elsa newsletter that contains a general overview of wiring diagrams updates, elsapro infomedia icons grayed out, workshop equipment tool storage application, technical bulletins, pending service solutions, tech
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10127893
TSB ID: TT 011707

Information to utilize latest odis version to allow transport mode change.
02/05/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10128055
TSB ID: 1-2017 Update

This communication is to update our profi dealers of the current status of the latest inbound and outbound profi requests.
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01/08/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10126857
TSB ID: 2018 Tiguan Serv

New document
01/08/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10126856
TSB ID: SM 55-2017

This special notice is to inform dealers to return all subframes based on the criteria provided.
12/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125846
TSB ID: PDI - TIGUAN TEC

Tiguan perfect delivery inspection (pdi) - technician and detailer inspections: a checklist to insure a customer receives a wonderful delivery of a vehicle that looks, feels, and meets the expectations of a new vehicle that he/she has purc
12/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125760
TSB ID: PDI - TIGUAN TEC

Tiguan perfect delivery inspection (pdi) - technician and detailer inspections: a checklist to insure a customer receives a wonderful delivery of a vehicle that looks, feels, and meets the expectations of a new vehicle that he/she has purc
12/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125867
TSB ID: MY 2018 VW USA S

My 2018 vw usa scheduled maintenance_4-17-2017
12/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125661
TSB ID: TT 200901

Update to existing tip for fuel quality checking.
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12/14/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10125584
TSB ID: V001708 2038059

Update technical publication to include model year 2018 atlas
11/11/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10123159
TSB ID: VW 2018 Tire Cha

New document
11/07/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10122704
TSB ID: VSS-17-05

Service communication to notify all dealers of requirement to call and open vta before all tiguan lwb related repairs on my18 vehicles in order to collect all warranty repair information to ensure prompt analysis and resolution of any emerg
10/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10120088
TSB ID: V001706_2033708

Update tb to include model year 2016 & 2017 applicability

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Volkswagen Tiguan TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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